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April, 2017

  • 30 April

    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Feeling unsure about setting up your own business in a post Brexit Britain? You’re not alone says NatWest’s entrepreneur development manager, Chris Kettle We know that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the UK economy and that many people want to run their own company. With more businesses in Britain than …

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  • 27 April

    ClauseMatch launches next-gen document workflow collaboration platform to transform policy management and compliance within banks

    ClauseMatch, a document workflow and collaboration platform that is designed to boost efficiency and reduce compliance risks, announces it is working with Barclays following its time on the Barclays Accelerator programme. ClauseMatch, an award-winning financial technology company that provides software-as-a-service platform for smart document management, announces the launch and global …

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  • 27 April

    VIPR partners with JDX Consulting to deliver new first-class managed service

    In its ongoing pursuit to deliver high quality service for customers, VIPR, leading providers of software solutions for the insurance industry, has launched VIPR Managed Service (VMS). The new offering, in collaboration with global consulting group JDX, provides end-to-end management of VIPR systems to ensure a simplified and efficient approach …

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  • 24 April

    Western Union and UK Department for International Trade to host ‘RegTech Trade Mission’ in New York

    The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global money transfer and payments services, is teaming up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to host 16 ‘RegTech’ industry leaders in a ‘RegTech’ Lunch and Learn session during Fintech Week NYC. The unique session will provide a platform for …

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  • 24 April

    Innovate Finance members will be joining UK RegTech Mission to NYC

    Innovate Finance members will be joining a RegTech delegation to New York City this week, organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT). This is DIT’s first RegTech mission to America and will be part of New York’s inaugural FinTech week. Leading RegTech firms were selected to take part in the …

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  • 24 April

    Huddlestock Launches Innovative New Investment Platform

    Huddlestock, an online platform that enables the public to create tailored investment portfolios, has gone live today in the UK. The unique platform gives investors the tools and research only previously available to professional institutions such as investment funds and high net-worth individuals. The revolutionary financial platform was created by …

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  • 21 April

    APEXX wins fintech start-up award and sets sights on disrupting global payments

    A new fintech start-up with its sights set on disrupting the global payments market has won the ‘Cross-border payments’ category of the Innovate Finance Pitch360 competition. APEXX beat a field of other start-ups to win the award in front of an audience of more than 800 investors and industry experts at …

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  • 21 April

    What makes a successful technologist at a City of London FinTech?

    The answer may surprise you. Meet Alessandra, a Physics masters and Computational Biology PhD graduate and an expert in tomato genomics. She is now a software developer at Pirum Systems, a world leading financial services technology provider. With 10 years Perl coding experience, and her wealth of academic achievement, Alessandra …

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  • 21 April

    IT Policies for a More Secured Use of Cloud

    Security is always a big concern when it comes to cloud storage and cloud computing in general. For companies operating in the FinTech market, there are security standards to follow. With other industries, however, there aren’t always regulations governing how information and sensitive data need to be protected. The lack …

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  • 20 April

    Huddlestock Signs Icelandic Pension Fund

    Huddlestock, a fintech company based at Level39 in London and Pier X in Oslo, has entered an agreement with its first institutional client, the Icelandic Pension Fund, Sparnaður, based in Reykjavik. Huddlestock, established in 2014 by Murshid M. Ali, Øyvind Hovland and Michel van Tol, launched its platform in 2017, …

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  • 19 April

    Cyber Security startup wins Innovate Finance Pitch 360 FinTech prize

    Innovate Finance, the membership association for UK’s global FinTech sector, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its first ever FinTech startup competition. The top prize was awarded to GuardSquare, a cyber security software firm that optimises and protects mobile apps against reverse engineering and tampering. Heidi Rakels, CEO and Co-Founder …

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  • 18 April

    The Regtech Automation Compliance Forum 2017 to discuss the rise of regulatory technology

    The burden of the post-financial crisis rules together with exponential increases in data and multiple reporting requirements have catalysed the development of technology, widely known as RegTech, to address the increasing complexity of compliance. Financial services companies in the UK and beyond are embracing new technologies, such as cloud computing, …

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  • 17 April

    Broadridge, J.P. Morgan, Northern Trust and Banco Santander Successfully Complete Pilot of Blockchain-Based Proxy Vote Solution

    Companies successfully complete blockchain proof of concept to enhance transparency in the proxy voting process. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), J.P. Morgan, Northern Trust and Banco Santander today announced the successful completion of a pilot which employs a blockchain technology to enhance global proxy vote transparency and analytics. The pilot, Broadridge’s …

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  • 17 April

    Yoyo Wallet powers Caffè Nero’s first mobile payment & loyalty app across all stores nationwide

    First UK coffee brand app to offer straight-through payment, automated loyalty collection & digital receipts in one. Yoyo Wallet – the UK’s fastest growing mobile wallet – and Caffè Nero launch the coffee brand’s first mobile payment and loyalty app in a bid to take its iconic blue stamp card …

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  • 17 April

    Oval Money, the first personal savings app powered by collective intelligence, launches in the UK

    Oval Money, the first personal savings app powered by collective intelligence, harnessing both machine learning and the wisdom of the crowd, launches in the UK. Oval helps users grow their savings in less time by teaching them to monitor spending habits and make saving automatic. The company has raised €1.2M …

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  • 17 April

    5 Ways to Make Money for Your Startup

    When aiming to land an up-and-coming business, the amount of effort and cash that you invest into it is not less as essential as the quantity of time invested in the service offered in return. There are several lengths that people go to in order to keep their business alive, …

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  • 13 April

    Open Banking is a Game Changer for Millennials, New Survey Finds

    Most Millennials will use a single portal to aggregate services from multiple banks – eroding banks’ existing customer relationships. Most bankers believe predicative analytics and machine learning will become the most powerful way to win bank customers over next five years. Most bankers believe open banking will have a dramatic …

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  • 11 April

    LEND successfully closes CHF 3.5 million Series A financing round

    LEND, the Zürich-based fintech start-up, which is transforming the consumer loan market in Switzerland announced today that it raised CHF 3.5 Million in a strategic Series A round. Both Angel investors and Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, a Swiss-American fund, provide the funding. Existing investors provide nearly half of the funds. The …

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  • 10 April

    Yielders becomes the UK’s First Islamic FinTech Firm to Receive Full Authorisation by the FCA

    The London-based FinTech firm, Yielders, announced it is now directly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), becoming the UK’s first ever Islamic FinTech firm to be directly authorised and making their ethical crowdfunding platform even more assured for investors. This latest landmark shows significant validation by the supervisory body …

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  • 9 April

    Wirex: Japan’s official recognition of bitcoin as legal tender from Saturday may result in material economic upturn

    Ahead of bitcoin’s recognition as an official form of payment in Japan from Saturday, Wirex, the blockchain personal finance platform, has unveiled new measures to ensure Japanese citizens and customers worldwide can fully benefit from cryptocurrency liberalisation in the country. Wirex provide pre-paid virtual and plastic cards, which can be …

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  • 9 April

    What does Will.i.am have to offer to the financial services?

    In 2016 Forbes magazine stated ‘Influencers are the new brands’ and in recent years we’ve seen a huge rise in influencer marketing opening up new opportunities to communicate and engage with consumers. While it’s nothing new to ask a friend, family member or neighbour for advice about your decisions, it …

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  • 7 April

    fscom Appoints Alex Lee as Non-Executive Chairman

    fscom announced the appointment of former Ernst & Young partner, Alex Lee, as Non-Executive Chairman. With over 25 years’ experience in the global Financial Services industry, Mr. Lee will be responsible for providing strategic oversight and governance to ensure fscom continues its strong growth trajectory and achieves its goal of …

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  • 6 April

    What’s on the Digital Insurance Agenda?

    Artificial intelligence, machine learning, connected devices, chatbots, robo-advice: there is so much going on in digital technologies that may impact insurance as we know today. But what is here to stay, and what is just the flavour of the month? DIA Amsterdam, which takes place at 10 and 11 May, …

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  • 5 April

    What an Estonian startup can do for fintech in the UK

    On April 26, Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO of Jobbatical, will be speaking at FinTech North in Leeds. Founded in 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia, Jobbatical connects globally-minded companies with tech talent from around the world. What, you may ask, does a job platform based in Estonia have to do with …

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  • 5 April

    Data Security Guidance for Small Businesses

    If you are a small business and you find that you are not regulated, then you probably don’t get much guidance when it comes to data security. However, you still have a big responsibility, especially if you handle customer data. Cyber attacks have been all over the headlines for some …

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  • 5 April

    Nesta to bring £5m ‘Open Up Challenge’ prize to Leeds

    FinTech North and Nesta, the innovation foundation, have announced that the recently launched ‘Open Up Challenge’ for FinTech entrepreneurs will be showcased during Leeds Digital Festival on 26th April 2017. In February, Nesta launched the Open Up Challenge, a new £5m prize fund to inspire the creation of next-generation services, …

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  • 3 April

    Meet the finalists of the App Factor – the competition that brings your mobile idea to life 

    App Factor, the two-stage competition for mobile business, showcased the best new mobile app ideas from across the UK. THE WINNER – VRTU VRTU uses Virtual Reality to achieve social impact with a focus on mental health applications. It currently produces VR content to provide caregivers and patients therapeutic resources …

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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    Top Ways to Be Safe When Making Online Transactions

    We actually no longer need proof to understand that the Internet could be a scary place. Just like in the real world, we have a lot of deceits, malice, and individuals that are out there to make quick cash. However, on the Internet, these criminals can carry out their doings …

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  • 31 March

    Mrs Carrie Lam to become the first woman chief executive of Hong Kong

    Mrs Carrie Lam won the Fifth Term Hong Kong Chief Executive election on 26 March, setting to become the first female Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Mrs Lam won 777 votes from 1,194 members of the Election Committee. The threshold for winning the election is …

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  • 31 March

    Luxembourg to explore converging disruptions

    Major innovators & influencers join forces to present the next FinTech, Digital & Space disruptions to come on May 9th and 10th Strategically located in the heart of Europe, ICT Spring Europe 2017 will gather more than 5,000 key decision makers in IT, finance, banking, space, web, manufacturing and marketing, …

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  • 31 March

    Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Attract Almost Half of InsurTech Funding Globally in 2016

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows. This research found that: The UK continued to attract strong insurtech investment in 2016. This was despite the political and …

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  • 31 March

    THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND ITS IMPACT ON BUSINESS CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE IN KYIV

    The FinTech Times and Ukrainian fintech-focused Future magazine held a conference on 29 March in Kyiv on the subject of The Digital Economy and its Impact on Business. The event saw some 100 people from a range of sectors taking part, including representatives of the public sector, senior management and …

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  • 30 March

    Moven and TD extend successful relationship

    Deal extends relationship for an additional 5 years and includes US exclusivity Moven announced a five-year extension of its very successful TD commercial partnership which brought TD MySpend to market in Canada last year. This deal, which is one of two major commercial agreements that Moven signed in December will …

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  • 27 March

    2043: The year Britain will turn cashless

    New research by GalaCasino.com has predicted that 2043 is the year which the UK may become a completely cashless society. By using linear regression on cash usage data from 2004 – 2014, which saw a drop from 71% in 2004 to 53% in 2014, and Payments UK prediction for 2024 …

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  • 27 March

    What is InMyBag?

    With the recent new wave of startups challenging the status quo in industries such as insurance, it’s interesting to look at InMyBag – the latest business to be born out of Hambro Perks, the new and innovative protection service built around the specific needs of mobile professionals, providing a solution to the archaic services …

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